By danielwalkercaffrey

Rob Zombie’s Halloween Crushed Two Visions Into One

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Dan Caffrey revisits the summer of 2007, when Rob Zombie brought Halloween a couple of months early. For me, Rob Zombie could have been the Adam Sandler of horror directors. No matter how far the […]

By Nina Corcoran

The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me: The Brand New Album That Changed Emo Forever

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Nina Corcoran tackles Brand New’s game-changing third studio album with the help of Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, and mewithoutYou. When Brand New released their third studio album, no one expected it to change as many […]

By Matt Melis

Pink Floyd’s Animals Pulls No Political Punches 40 Years Later

This article originally ran in January 2017. Set the controls for the heart of every Pink Floyd fan: We’re celebrating Roger Waters’ highly anticipated return with a week of Floydian features that will make you wish you were here forever. Today, Brice Ezell looks back at Pink Floyd’s bleakest album, which feels eerily relevant in these grave […]

By Collin Brennan

The Genius of The Velvet Underground & Nico: Artists Reveal Their Favorite Aspects of the Classic Album

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan asks contemporary artists about the timeless appeal of The Velvet Underground’s debut. If The Velvet Underground & Nico taught us anything, it’s that perfection in rock and roll is actually the inverse […]

By Collin Brennan

U2’s American Dream: The Joshua Tree 30 Years Later

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan reflects on how America looked through the eyes of a young Irish rock band called U2. Drive two and a half hours east of downtown Los Angeles, through a series of smog-choked […]

By Matt Melis

I Was There: LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver Turns 10

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This is a story about being young. This is a story of what we remember and what we forget. This is a story of a lost New York. This is one story of LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 […]

By rmbray

Television’s Marquee Moon at 40: The Story of a Band, City, and Guitar Rock Masterpiece

If ever a band was a product of a particular time and place, it’s Television. If ever there was a record indebted to that same time and place, it’s Marquee Moon. The guitar rock masterpiece, which married artful technicality with the menace and energy of New York’s then-nascent punk scene, took rock and roll into arenas that […]

By liorphillips

The Past, Present, and Future of Daft Punk’s Homework

Homework will be playing as my soul glides into the ether. These days, Daft Punk announce their superhuman abilities almost immediately — some might argue they’re more ubiquitous for their robotic guise over their actual music — but 20 years ago, when they released their sublime debut album, Homework, they were merely two French tricksters named Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de […]

By Matt Melis

Pink Floyd’s Animals Pulls No Political Punches 40 Years Later

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Brice Ezell looks back at Pink Floyd’s bleakest album, which feels eerily relevant in these grave times. When it comes to Pink Floyd and politics, one refrain tends to ring louder than the others: […]